You may have noticed a new feature appearing on our sidebar recently. On each blog post and publication page, the “Explore More” box allows you to see numerous topics and articles related to the story you are reading. You can look through general topics or find all of the places where a particular person, place, or organization has been mentioned before. For example, the screenshot at the right shows articles related to “Mary Fallin,” accessed from this blog post.
This new feature utilizes “Deep Diver” technology developed by Moomat to automatically index our content, extract specific topics, and categorize each article into the topic areas. Linking together via shared topics allows you to find other content that may be of interest.
It’s all about making our information easier to navigate, explore, and discover. In addition to Moomat, now is a good time to explore our many free online resources. On our website and social media, you can:
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Learn How Our Government Works – The 2013 Legislative Primer describes Oklahoma’s legislative and budget processes and identifies key decision-makers at the Capitol. The Online Budget Guide is an in-depth manual on how Oklahoma’s state and local governments collect and spend money.
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